Racist 90 Year Old C-SPAN Caller Asks Why 'Colored People' Aren't More Grateful For 'Free Everything'


I've got to hand it to Washington Journal host Robb Harleston. I don't think I could have sat there and listened to this woman and been that polite. I'd love to think that since the caller is 90 years old maybe we're coming to the end of an era where this is considered acceptable, but given the rabid open racism that's been unleashed by the right since the election of President Obama, it's painfully obvious we've still got a really long way to go.

h/t madfloridian at DU

CALLER: I'm 90 years old and I just wanted to ask the colored man, why don't colored people instead of saying what we did to them, why don't they say what we did for them? They talk about the slavery but since then they have been given welfare, free medicine, free everything.

HARLESTON: Ma'am I think this is more of a conversation about the relationship between the administration and the people on Wall Street and not necessarily one that's based on race.

CALLER: Oh, okay. I'm not a racist. That was my comment. Thank you.

She's not a racist. Yeah right, lady. And I'm sure you've got at least one black friend too.


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